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First Line: Lament him, mauchline husbands a'
Last Line: Perhaps he was your father!
Variant Title(s): Epitaph For James Smith;epitaph On A Wag In Mauchline
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Scotland

Lament him, Mauchline husbands a',
He aften did assist ye;
For had ye staid hale weeks awa,
Your wives they ne'er had miss'd ye.

Ye Mauchline bairns, as on ye press
To school in bands thegither,
O tread ye lightly on his grass, -
Perhaps he was your father!

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